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Amanda Kloots Talks Friendship with Michael Allio, Reveals How Their First Meeting Went

Amanda Kloots Talks Friendship with Michael Allio, Reveals How Their First Meeting Went

Amanda Kloots is opening up about her friendship with The Bachelorete contestant Michael Allio, who she met in real life for the first time just the other night.

The 39-year-old The Talk co-host and the 36-year-old reality star have been Instagram friends for the past year and something they have in common is that they’re both widows.

Amanda‘s husband Nick Cordero passed away last year following complications of COVID-19 while Michael‘s wife Laura died of breast cancer in 2019. They’re also both single parents.

In a new interview, Amanda is opening up about how she was connected to Michael and how they’re first meeting went.

Click inside to find out what she said…

While chatting with Us Weekly, Amanda said, “People in our lives kept telling us both that we should meet based on how much we have in common. So we eventually started connecting over social media. When you are a widow and single parent, it is so wonderful to meet people that are in your same boat. It makes you feel less alone.”

Amanda said it felt like she had “been friends for years” with Michael while hanging out with him.

“We could have chatted for days. There is an immediate honesty and ease when you’ve been through trauma like we have,” she said.

Amanda added, “We are both from Ohio, have little boys and [have] been through a very hard time in life. We have each other’s back.”

While Amanda and Michael are only friends for now, she says she “would love to have some love back in my life.” She also says “never say never” in response to possibly appearing on The Bachelor.

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